• Condensed by Lynda Kiernan

Star of the West Milling Expands into Organic with Acquisition

Star of the West Milling Co. has expanded its business into the organic sphere with the acquisition of a 60 percent stake in Michigan-based Everbest Organics. The decision to expand into organics was due to customer demand, according to Jim Howe, CEO of Star of the West.

With a processing facility in Munger, Everbest contracts with farmers from Michigan to California to grow soybeans and edible beans. The business also has a hand in corn and wheat, however, it does not process wheat.

Founded in 1870 in Frankenmuth, Star of the West Milling has grown over the years to include a flour and wheat division and an edible bean division that processes black, cranberry, dark red kidney, navy, pinto, small red, and non-GMO beans.

Expectations are that Star of the West will acquire the outstanding stake in Everbest Organics in the future.

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